Senior Procurement Specialist (Flexible Procurement)

2 years fixed term

Location: Paisley
Salary: £40,332 - £44,091

Scotland Excel is an award-winning Centre of Procurement Expertise providing a wide range of procurement, commissioning, consultancy, and learning and development services for our members.

Since 2008, we have helped to establish procurement as an effective driver for local and national economic growth and wellbeing. Our £2bn portfolio of collaborative contracts supports the delivery of savings, social value, community benefits, fair work practices and environmental policy, and covers a wide range of public services including construction, roads, transport, environment, corporate and education.

Scotland Excel also develops and manages arrangements which support the commissioning of care services for children and adults. Our national care contracts are developed in partnership with care professionals, including care providers, to support person-centred outcomes embedded within national policy.

We also provide procurement and consultancy services to help our members get the most from their procurement resources, ranging from ad-hoc tendering support through to transformation programmes and strategic procurement partnerships.

The Scotland Excel Academy offers applied learning programmes leading to accredited qualifications in procurement, leadership and management, coaching and mentoring, project management and business analysis, as well as short courses and workshops.

Scotland Excel is a non-profit organisation working with members from across the public sector including local authorities, health and social care partnerships, housing associations, and other public and third sector organisations.

About the role

Scotland Excel is continuing to experience a growing demand for our expertise as a centre of excellence for public sector procurement from local authorities across Scotland and other organisations in the public domain. In order to meet the demands of our clients we wish to expand our procurement teams across the organisation.

As a result, we are seeking to recruit a Senior Procurement Specialist within our Flexible Procurement Team on a 2 year Fixed Term basis.

The Flexible Procurement team is dedicated to supporting our member councils, and associate members which can include a range of public bodies including Universities and Housing Associations. This team engages across all public buying categories from software to construction. It is a fast-paced team with a wide variety of procurement experience and skills being utilised. The successful candidate will have experience and understanding of all aspects of the tender process and enjoy working across various clients and tenders simultaneously. If this sounds like you, we would like to hear from you.

We welcome applications from all procurement backgrounds, whether it is public or private sector. What we ask you to bring is your enthusiasm and determination to make a difference to the members of society who benefit from our wide range of contracts.

In return, you will have the opportunity to progress your career in a leading procurement organisation operating across a diverse range of category areas. You will work with like-minded colleagues who get real satisfaction from supporting the delivery of essential public services and bringing social, economic and environmental benefits to our communities.


What we can offer you

As well as a competitive salary, you will have access to all the benefits of working for a public sector organisation including a defined benefits pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, flexible working and a range of other initiatives which reflect our commitment to creating a positive work-life balance for all our employees.

All Scotland Excel staff are currently working remotely but on return to the office a hybrid working arrangement will be introduced.

Full details of the benefits of working at Scotland Excel can be found on our What We Offer page.


Relevant documents

Job Profile - Senior Procurement Specialist (Flexible Procurement) - PDF, 111KB

Person Specification - Senior Procurement Specialist (Flexible Procurement) - PDF, 104KB

Equality Monitoring Form - DOC, 40KB


How to apply

To apply, please forward a tailored CV (of no more than three pages), a covering letter explaining why you meet the requirements for this role and a completed equality monitoring form. Note that applications without a covering letter and equality monitoring form will automatically be disregarded.

We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and guarantee an interview to those candidates who meet the essential requirements for the position.  If you have a disability, please make us aware of it in your covering letter.

This fixed term post may also be available as a secondment opportunity for existing local government/public sector employees, subject to the agreement of your employer.

Please email covering letter, CV and equalities form to If you require these forms in a different format, please email us at the above address or call 0141 488 8760.